The HCC Fire Academy has served the West Central Florida area since the early 1970s by providing highly skilled firefighters to the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and other surrounding municipalities. Classes are taught at the HCC Fire and Police Training Center and are scheduled year-round with a new academy beginning shortly after the previous one is completed. Currently, we offer both part-time and full-time classes to accommodate our students.
2022 Fire Academy Schedule
2022-01 Begins 01/03/22 and Ends 06/10/22 - Class schedule is M-W-F. 0700-1600
2022-02 Begins 01/04/22 and Ends 06/07/22 - Class schedule is T-Th.-Sa. 0700-1600
2022-03 Begins 06/27/22 and Ends 12/01/22 - Class schedule is M-W-F. 0700-1600
2022-04 Begins 06/28/22 and Ends 12/03/22 - Class schedule is T-Th.-Sa. 0700-1600
Potential 2022 Evening Class Offering:
A Fire I & II (Minimum Standards) evening class is being considered to begin June 2022 and end in December 2022. The course would meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A minimum of 20 students will be necessary for the course to be offered. If you are interested in this evening course, or would like more information, please email Captain Kevin S. Reed (Ret.), Fire Science Program Manager or call 813-253-7628.
All schedules are based on the new requirements from the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training for 492 hours, Minimum Standards Program.